Eve of departure
In May 1949 Belfast Celtic set out on what
was to be a historic tour of the United States and Canada, thus being the
first Irish club ever to cross the Atlantic.
During the 10 match tour the
Celtic team confounded international football by beating the Scotland "wonder team" 2-0 in front of 15, 000 spectators at the American
for more an article and pictures of the Scotland match
team travelled on the RMS Mauretania. The trip was photo documented by Éanna Fanning. You can read more here